2023 OHS Conference

Occupational Health and Safety Conference

Friday 24 March 2023

The Occupational Health and Safety Conference returns in person in 2023!

2023 conference agenda available now.

Occupational Health & Safety issues have the potential to impact employees, patients and employers.

The overlap of the healthcare environment as a workplace can place potentially conflicting priorities and work demands on nurses, midwives and carers. Prioritising patient safety over staff safety (or vice versa) should not need to occur if appropriate systems are in place to ensure the safety of everyone.

The Occupational Health & Safety Conference is a full-day event presented by the ANMF (Vic Branch) on Friday 24 March 2023.

The conference is aimed at all levels of nursing, midwifery and carers.

Featured presenters:

  • Dr Tony Carden, Principal Ergonomist, WorkSafe Victoria providing insights on factors driving manual handling and mental injury in healthcare.
  • Stephen Morley, Safe Manual Handling Coordinator, Bendigo Health offering manual handling solutions for deceased bariatric and obese patients including the latest guidelines.
  • Sara Jorgensen and Sally Collier-Clarke, HSRs at Bendigo Health, Clayton Larkin, Group Lead at WorkSafe Victoria and Mark Carter, Health Safety & Wellbeing Manager at Thomas Embling Hospital on consultation and the OHS issue resolution process in healthcare.
  • Brian Jackson, Director of Nursing, Royal Melbourne Hospital on a best practice approach to the application of restrictive interventions promoting safety for staff and consumers.

The Occupational Health and Safety Conference attracts up to 6 hours of CPD required by the NMBA for registration renewal.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to join other nurses, midwives and carers and connect at this vital OHS event.

Please note: due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, changes may take place to the format of the conference. ANMF may be required to alter or change conference plans at short notice – which could mean either a reduced or limited physical conference, or a digital conference – depending on Government advice leading up to your conference. Registration options may alter based on any changes, with options communicated directly to registered attendees.

Please contact the events team via events@anmfvic.asn.au with any concerns or for further information.

Thank you to our sponsors!

We could not run our events without the support of our conference sponsors and thank them for their involvement:

Gold sponsor - HESTA

Silver sponsor - Aware Super

Bronze sponsor - Nurses Midwives Health


Refund policy:

By registering for this conference, you are agreeing to the ANMF (Vic Branch) refund policy:

(a) 10% administrative fee levied on all participants who cancel

(b) 14 days or more notification - full refund (i.e. 90%)

(c) seven days or more notification - 70% refund

(d) less than seven days notification - 25% refund


Yes, this conference is catered. Please ensure you list your dietary requirement/s on your registration form so we can endeavour as much as reasonably practicable to cater for the requirement.

Getting to the venue:

Public transport use is encouraged to attend this event. Melbourne Central and Flagstaff railway stations are a short walk or tram ride to 535 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000. Tram Routes 19, 57 and 59 travels along Elizabeth Street and the trams all stop outside Queen Victoria Market.

Limited parking exists near the venue. There is two hour paid street parking located on Elizabeth Street and at the rear of the venue on O’Connell Street.

Additional secure paid all-day parking located can be at the Queen Victoria Market. This car park is open seven days a week, between 5am - 7pm, and is accessible via Franklin or Queen Streets. Rates for parking can be found here. Please note this event takes place on a market day

Questions? Contact the ANMF (Vic Branch) Events department via events@anmfvic.asn.au

ANMF (Vic Branch) location map of 535 Elizabeth Street